Some of what God has to say in His Word is hard to grasp.  In this world some of what is taught and believed by the majority is contrary to the Truth. That does not make Truth false or a lie; it is still God’s Word, Truth.

With God the majority does not, has not, and never will, rule.  He alone is Sovereign.  For many what they do not understand they refuse to accept as real.  They can accept television, cell phones, computers, and myriads of other complicated, highly technical, and sometimes outrageous things without understanding how and why they work;  because they can see things they know they are real.

It is different with God.  When we look around we can see the evidence of Him but we cannot actually see or touch Him.  Even when looking around us we need to look with eyes of faith.  Otherwise, what we see we may believe to be just random particles a big bang accidentally threw together that amazingly is beautiful, complex, and life-sustaining.

It is not enough to know about God, we must know Him personally.  Once we begin to know God understanding will come.  Occasionally, it will come in a big exciting powerful way.  Sometimes  through others, preacher’s sermons, teacher’s lectures, reading books, and conversations with friends.  More often, it will come in quiet moments of reflection, meditation, and prayer.

Over the years I have found that I often do not understand something because I am not ready for the insight or revelation.  Because God is faithful He will not give us understanding or insight if the revelation is too much for us.  Sometimes we need  nurturing and time to grow and mature before we are given understanding in an area or on a particular subject.

And we know that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God–what a gift!–and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ.  This Jesus is both True God and Real Life.  Dear children, be on guard against all clever facsimiles.

1 John 5:21-22 msg

I really do not wonder that I do not understand everything about God and His Ways.

But I do wonder that He does understand everything about me…and loves me anyway.

Just wondering…

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8 thoughts on “Understanding Truth…

  1. Our God is omniscient. It is paramount that we have an intimate relationship with the Lord. We are His sheep, and when we are in relationship with Him, His sheep know His voice, and a stranger they will not follow. I John 4:1 tells us to “Believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (read verses 2-6) James 1:5 tells us, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

    God bless you!

    Paulette

    1. Yes, Paulette, we do need to know His voice. The more time we spend with Him the easier it is to recognize His voice. But as you say we must be sensitive and pray for wisdom so we are not led astray.

      Is it not a wonder, He gives us all we need and more!

      Thanks for the encouraging comment.

  2. i sometimes wonder and ponder with understanding the way God works then i settle myself and say in His time which is by and by i will understand how to put the puzzle together

  3. Yes I think we must learn to know God on a personal level that is unique to each of us. That means revelation is unique and personal. But we are classified as heretics if the revelation contradicts the orthodoxy of the particular denomination to which we belong let alone the ridicule of other denominations. People claiming revelation can be truly wonderful examples of Christian living. Others are complete lunatics.So what do we do? How do we know our discernment is valid?

    1. Carl, when I wrote “revelation” I was not refering to prophetic revelation. I was meaning the “oh I get it now” kind of revelation we have when something finally makes sense to us.

      But you are right about being brought to task if our thinking is at all different from popular teaching of a church or denomination or preacher. As long as we are certain that what we have come to understand or know is in agreement with God’s Word and does not contradict Him then we can know we are on the right path.

      Everything we hear, read, learn, must be measured against the plumb line of what God has said. If there is any question then what we believe must be re-evaluated in the light of scripture and if neccesary changes made to be in line with what we find there.

      Thanks for being here. Blessings.

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